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No Good Deed

Matt Pelfrey
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NO GOOD DEED revolves around the interconnecting stories of three troubled heroes, including a Richard Jewell–like security guard; a firefighter who has rescued a toddler from a well; and lonely teen Josh Jaxon, a budding graphic novelist whose “Hellbound Hero” comes to life as his alter ego.

Production Info

Cast: 8 total (2 female, 6 male, doubling)
Full Length Drama (about 110 minutes)
Minimal Set Requirements
Contemporary Costumes
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Press Quotes

“In a lot of ways, I want to hold this production up to the producers of SPIDER-MAN: TURN OFF THE DARK and say, ‘This is how you put a graphic novel on stage.'” —Talkin’ Broadway

“Pelfrey has fashioned a bracingly cerebral and nerve-rattling piece.” —Backstage

“The twenty-something dudes that really like comic books and video games and seeing people get their asses kicked would totally think NO GOOD DEED is the most awesome play of all time.” —The LAist

About the Author


  • Matt Pelfrey

    Matt Pelfrey is a theatre, film and television writer. His plays have been produced around the country and overseas and include COCKROACH NATION, TERMINUS AMERICANA, AN IMPENDING RUPTURE OF THE BELLY, PURE SHOCK VALUE, FREAK STORM and recently the stage adaption of IN THE HEAT OF THE NIGHT. Los Angeles Theatre Works produced an audio version of IN THE HEAT OF THE NIGHT, which aired nationally on National Public Radio. A live version of the LATW production toured the U.S. and played over twenty venues. His plays are available from Broadway Play Publishing, Original Works Publishing, and Samuel French. He is the winner of the Actor's Theater of Louisville’s Heideman Award, a Backstage Garland Award for playwriting, and was nominated for an LA WEEKLY playwriting award and a Los Angeles Ovation award. He worked as a staff writer on the MTV drama SKINS. His screenplay SURVIVALISM was included on the 2011 Blood List. He received his BA in Creative Writing from San Francisco State and his Master in Fine Arts in Playwriting from UCLA. He teaches undergraduate playwriting at UCLA.

About the Book

Book Information

Publisher BPPI
Publication Date 11/19/2015
Pages 82
ISBN 9780881456356

Special Notes

Special Notes

Licensees are required to include the original stage producers credits in the following form on the title page in all programs distributed in connection with performances of the Play and in all advertising in which the full cast appears in size of type not less than ten percent (10%) of the size of the title of the Play:

The World Premiere of NO GOOD DEED was produced
by Furious Theatre Company in Los Angeles, January 2012

The following must appear within all programs distributed in connection with performances of the Play:
No Good Deed is produced
by special arrangement with Broadway Play Publishing Inc, NYC